It's been two weeks since I had a double mastectomy, and I'm thankfully continuing to recoup well. The pain is minimal enough that I was able to stop pain medications last week. I unfortunately still have two drains coming out of my armpits, and they are uncomfortable and limiting. I also find myself getting out of breath often and losing focus easily. I'm hoping to get the last two drains out on Monday and receive clearance to drive and walk my dog by Memorial Day. I feel very glad that my doctors and I decided upon this course of treatment, and I'm incredibly grateful that I'm able to do as much as I can. Progress, not perfection, right?
During a recent interview with Breast Cancer Answers, I was asked about my thoughts on dealing with an unsupportive partner during a health crisis like breast cancer. Here's what I had to say:
Have you or a loved one had to deal with this? What thoughts do you have?